Wotton Guides return from fun-filled adventure
A GROUP of Guides from Wotton-under-Edge have returned from four days of high-adrenaline activities and live music.
Thirteen 13 girls from 2nd Wotton Guides returned from the Girlguiding festival of music and outdoor adventure, Wellies and Wristbands, on Tuesday, August 27.
The girls travelled by train to Foxlease in Hampshire to join more than 2,000 fellow Guides and members of the senior section for the action-packed girl-only extravaganza over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The thrill-seekers had their pick of adventurous activities at Foxlease, one of Girlguiding’s training and activity centres, including zip wiring, abseiling, a high-ropes course and the crate challenge, which sees fearless participants build a huge tower of crates while harnessed to a rope.
The Guides also had the chance to relax, with live music from local acts, street dancing, a beach village, cinema and pamper zone complete with hot tubs set up on the 65-acre site for the occasion.
Among the activities, the Wotton group, all aged 11 to 13, chose to try out rafting, whizzing through the trees on a zip wire, having a go at archery and setting the record for the longest time on a bucking bronco.
Guide leader Sarah Cocker said Wellies and Wristbands was a great experience for the girls and leaders.
"There was a real festival-style atmosphere and it was extra special because it made us realise the scale of Girlguiding across the UK and the importance of a girl-only space. We were all sad to leave," she said.
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